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Old 10-05-2010, 04:34 PM
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Default Hyundai Sonata 2002 v6 timing belt removal problem

I changed my timing belt yesterday and had a very difficult time removing the harmonic balancer pulley from the crankshaft. The pulley would not separate from the sprocket gear. The pulley is so large it covers the bolts keeping the lower timing belt cover in place. It seems the pulley has to be removed prior to removing the cover and the timing belt. When the pulley is removed with the sprocket gear attached, the cover and the belt want to come with it. I noticed there is a spring pin inserted into the pulley. Will removing this pin free the pulley from the sprocket? Should a puller be used on the harmonic balancer? I found this link on youtube
that may show the consequences of using a puller.

I had to cut the timing belt to remove it and kept the pulley and sprocket as one piece to reinstall it. There has to be a better way to do this since it makes reinstalling the lower belt cover nearly impossible. Any advice would be appreciated from this do it yourselfer.
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If you have this tool it would make it easy to do. But most people don't. I have came across before. What I do is slip the pry bar between the pulley an the timing cover. You can use the bolts that hold the timing cover for a prying area. Once it starts to pull the crank pulley out from the timing area, You can put your pry bar between the two pulleys an hit it with a hammer. Rotate the crank an keep doing this it will let go.
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Default Removing the Harmonic Balancer

Hello, I recently changed my Harmonic Balancer. I am just a do-it-yourselfer (for better or worse). I posted the instructions here: http://trevortosello.wordpress.com/2...onic_balancer/

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